#1
...I'm kinda scared to tune sharper, because I really don't want my strings to pop. I managed to tune my acoustic to C6, which made me tune the open B to a C, and I was surprised it didn't break. What is the limit I can tune up to before the string will pop? Does it change depending on what string is being tuned, and what gauge it is, and how much? I really don't wanna find out the hard way, lol. I really would like to experiment around with tunings like open A, but tuning the open D to E, and open B to C# kinda scares me.
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#2
tune guitar a whole step, open tune to preferred tunning then use a capo. this should prevent the strain on the strings.
#4
well for any tunings requiring you to tune a string up i'd recommend dropping that whole tuning by however many steps it would take in order to not have to tune strings up...and then use a capo to get the actual tuning you want

...if that makes any sense.
#6
The highest it should be able to go is probably 3 semitones.
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#8
I found I broke a lot of strings when opting for the live tuning of The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. It requires the 'B' string to go up to a 'D' (E-A-D-A-D-E), as opposed to the album cut, which is a step lower at D-G-C-G-C-D, but requires you to change the tuning on 5 strings instead of 2.
#9
The highest it should be able to go is probably 3 semitones.


+1. I cant recall coming across any tunings that require you to go higher than this.
#10
Bear in mind I've had strings that pop at 2 halves. It depends on how old your strings are, how many tunings they're taken and what gauge. A new heavy gauge should take it.

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#11
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tune guitar a whole step, open tune to preferred tunning then use a capo. this should prevent the strain on the strings.


Tune down you mean.
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oops,,,sorry ,,,my bad.
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#13
Buy a capo, and tune the higher notes less and use your capo
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#14
My acoustic is in an alternate tuning atm, A string is tuned to a C. Im not too sure how much the thinner strings could take though
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I found I broke a lot of strings when opting for the live tuning of The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. It requires the 'B' string to go up to a 'D' (E-A-D-A-D-E), as opposed to the album cut, which is a step lower at D-G-C-G-C-D, but requires you to change the tuning on 5 strings instead of 2.

I was just in that tuning a few days ago when I was tuning my e string back I heard this strange clicking like sound scared the heck out of me but it didn't break but I don' think I'll be going in any open tunings for a while I'm kinda scared to
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I was just in that tuning a few days ago when I was tuning my e string back I heard this strange clicking like sound scared the heck out of me but it didn't break but I don' think I'll be going in any open tunings for a while I'm kinda scared to


Have that sound sometimes when changing strings or tuning to a different tuning. Afaik it's pretty normal, just the string 'snapping' into the new tension a bit. Scary sound though, I admit, and probably not good if you hear it a couple of times in a row :P
#17
That strange clicking sound is most likely the string catching against the nut. It's definitely a scary sound.
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#18
does UG have a list of just open tunning songs if not where can i find them please and thank you
#19
^--Not that I know of. It's a very common thread topic though. Just search for 'songs in _______ tuning'
#21
Yes I wouldn't push your guitar strings...it's definitely not pretty. I would consider using a capo. Also, if you are afraid of your strings snapping, I would tune them gradually- don't rush to tune them. Tune a half- whole step at a time and let the strings settle for a day or two. They are only going to stretch so far. For string gauge I wouldn't go past 10. You are asking to mess up your neck after that point.